7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2012 10:58 AM by Sailing Rach
Lucas_0012 Level 1 Level 1

Since we still can't delete crappy photos from Photostream, I've decided to cancel the whole service.  All of my devices have hundreds of bad photos that my five year old takes with the iPhone camera and I can't get rid of the pictures. 

 

When I cancel Photostream I want to understand where my good pictures will be stored.  Will they be on my iPhone where I took some of them, or will some be on my desktop where I downloaded them from my nice camera, or what about the pics on my laptop that I scanned in with a scanner?  Because they are all in Photostream right now.... Where will the originals be?  thank you.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
Solved by Roger Wilmut1 on Jan 21, 2012 12:17 AM Solved

paulfromathens wrote:

 

As far as I know the next IOS release will allow you to select individual images and delete them, at the momment the only thing you can do is reset the stream.

Nothing has been announced about this and anything you may have read saying so is an unsubstantiated rumour.

Reply by Roger Wilmut1 on Jan 19, 2012 11:47 PM Helpful

The originals will always be on the device which took them. Copies will be on any devices to which PhotoStream has downloaded them. Resetting PhotoStream won't remove any photos from any devices, and no photos can be in PhotoStream which aren't already on one device or another.

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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9
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    The originals will always be on the device which took them. Copies will be on any devices to which PhotoStream has downloaded them. Resetting PhotoStream won't remove any photos from any devices, and no photos can be in PhotoStream which aren't already on one device or another.

  • Lucas_0012 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you sir.  You have answered my questions in the past and you are always spot on.  I clicked on the "Helpful" button and I was going to click on the "Correct" button as well --> I didn't realize that I only get one choice.  I am afraid I shortchanged you five points my friend.  Can I correct that?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9
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    Lucas_0012 wrote:

    I am afraid I shortchanged you five points my friend.  Can I correct that?

    You can't: but what's five points between friends?

  • paulfromathens Level 2 Level 2

    Photostream will upload any photo to the stream when you have it enabled, turning it off on your device will not allow you to see the photo stream or upload any more camera shots, the photos that were already there will stay there.

    The only way to delete the photos is through the www.icloud.com website, click on your name (top right) go to advance and you can reset your stream there.

     

    As far as I know the next IOS release will allow you to select individual images and delete them, at the momment the only thing you can do is reset the stream.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9
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    iTunes

    paulfromathens wrote:

     

    As far as I know the next IOS release will allow you to select individual images and delete them, at the momment the only thing you can do is reset the stream.

    Nothing has been announced about this and anything you may have read saying so is an unsubstantiated rumour.

  • Jerome Del Ray Level 1 Level 1

    I'm hoping that a service like iTunes Match will emerge for photos.  It would --

     

    1.  Backup all iPhotos to Clould.  (Within some sort of reason.  Like if you have gigs of photos instead of several terabytes.)

     

    2.  New photos selected as 'keepers' backup to stream from devices.

     

    3.  We can select where photos stream.  Including webpages for no iDevice peeps.

     

    Along those lines.

  • Sailing Rach Level 1 Level 1

    Roger - I'm having trouble with Photostream which is not transferring all of my pictures on my other devices ... I was advised to turn PS off on both my Mac and my iPhone and see if that kick started the transfer, however I get a dire warning when I go to turn Photostream off on my iPhone ... essentially it says 'turning off Photo Stream will delete all Photo Stream photos from your iPhone' ... does this mean that I will lose everything in PS that has not transferred to iPhoto?  I'm reluctant to do this!

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    Rachel